Last month, Congress approved a record amount of money for Native American tribes in the American Rescue Plan. This plan allocates $31 billion to serve tribal communities, including $20 billion to tribal governments, $6 billion to bolster health care systems, and more than $1 billion for housing. This is one of the biggest single investments in history that the federal … [Read more...] about American Rescue Plan Gives Big to Native Communities
When Congress debated cutting payments to Medicare Advantage plan sponsors, what did the sponsors threaten? To get out of the Medicare market. Yet can they really afford not to be in the Medicare market, especially given that 3 of the top Fortune 500 companies in 2011 were WellCare Health Plans, Humana, and Centene, all of which are health insurers with a high proportion of … [Read more...] about Medicare = Big Bucks for Insurers ~ Can They Afford to Leave the Market?
Bonnie Burns, our Training and Policy Specialist, is serving on several National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) committees that are charged with developing standards for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use to implement various parts of the health care reform law. Many rules must be written in a short 3-year period to implement the … [Read more...] about Learn the Inside Scoop for Consumers on Health Care Reform